Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday give Away at Vintage Pearl

Check out The Vintage Pearl They are having a give away for Halloween or for Monday!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dr. FrankenFunk's Halloween Bash

Last night was the Halloween party! We had about 60 people here and everyone had a great time. I had been cooking all week, did you notice my absence? I made cake pop pumpkins with help, chex mix, Halloween party mix, sugar cookies, needed help decorating them, guacamole, queso, pretzel rods molded in chocolate, crescent mummies, brownies, chili, Friendship Bread, and I don't know what else!

We had the Zip Cord, the Trampoline, Balloon Pop, Mummy Wrap, Just Dance on the Wii, Glow-in-the-dark Chalk, face painting, and a Professional Photographer!

Because of everything going on, Amelia has been under the weather, I didn't get very many pictures ~ only 100!!! I have to wait on the pro's pics!!! So, you all are saved and don't have to be bored with thousands of pics!!

 Look closely in the tree, you see webs!

 The cake pops turned out really cute!

 Jessica is so talented when it comes to painting faces!

 Some of my molded candy!

 Orange and purple lights with a few ghosties on the trampoline!

 Zip cord fun!

 Dana, Chris, Kevin

Jessica Young the face painter

 More face paint art work!  And look how great Tyler looks!

 I need to get a picture of the back of Amelia's jacket, it says:  NCIS, Special Agent

 Grecian Goddesses

 This is the crowd that formed when AJ and a friend started just dance on the Wii

 Chris, Donna, and Tyler

 Nick was pround of his angry bird!

 Dancing boys!

 Webs in my trees!!

We managed NOT to get a picture of Kev and me on my camera! Oh well, I will post as soon as I have it. We were pirates!

Did you have a Hallowen party? The kids love having one! And what is neat is that kids came up to me during the party and told me how much fun they were having! Parties are hard work, but worth it!

Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Look What I Found!

I found a bargain at Michaels! 20 cookie cutters for $4.99!! These are so cute! I'm making more cookies this week. I got a start on Saturday, made cookies, cake pops, chex mix, and Halloween Party Mix. But I didn't finish. It takes a lot of time and I was worn plum out!

So, I will be making cookies and brownies during the week. 6 Days till the party!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giveaway from Be different act Normal

Check out the link below for a contest:

This is a blog I recently started following, check it out!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lubbock's Haboob 10-17-11

History was made yesterday, and we lived through it. The day had been unusually windy for October, I had made the comment earlier in the day that the weather was acting more like March. So, here we were sitting in the den/kitchen. Kids were finishing homework and I was about to start dinner before Kevin had to leave to go for a reverse 24. I looked out the window and noticed the sky getting dark I said, "it looks like it could storm, but it is just dirt".  Then, BANG! 6:15PM and it looked like it was 10pm, pitch black and DIRT BLOWING 74 MPH down our block. We thought a gust front had hit! By the time I got my camera out it lightened up and dirt continued to blow. I didn't video, I should have. The pictures don't convey the intensity, but these are unaltered pictures, the orange is natural!

I just stuck my camera out my front door and shot!  I DID NOT go outside!

Turns out, we had a Haboob!   what is a haboob you ask?  Well, I copied a few sentences from Wikipedia:

A haboob (Arabic:"هَبوب", "strong wind") is a type of intense duststorm carried on an atmospheric gravity current.   Haboob winds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Kuwait, and North America are frequently created by the collapse of a thunderstorm, while haboobs in Australia may be frequently associated with cold fronts.

I know my sister in AZ has experienced a Haboob. Soldiers stationed in Iraq have experienced this. My friend in Australia might have, have you? I've lived in Lubbock 19 years and the wind can BLOW! However, this was SOMETHING!!

Having to re-dust my house today!! Seriously, I dusted my entire house yesterday...


Monday, October 17, 2011

At'L Do Farm Corn Maize ~ Outside Lubbock, TX

I think it is October, but the weather is acting more like March. It was 90* Saturday! Kevin was home on a Saturday, woo hoo!! Everyone was suppose to be off, at the last minute, Tyler had to work, DRAT!

Anyway, we ended up having a BEAUTIFUL day to go to the local CORN MAIZE! I discovered it had been 2 yrs since we had been, where does the time go? This year is a tribute to Buddy Holly. Get ready to enjoy our fun filled day, we tried to do it all! If you live in Lubbock and haven't done the Corn Maize you are missing out! You really need to go on out and have some fun!

Cagan, Chelsea, AJ and Amelia

Will the Great Pumpkin visit this patch??

This is an aerial view of the maize

Throughout the maize there are markers. At the beginning you choose which set of questions you want to answer.  We took the Halloween questions!

Which way do we go?

Great family fun, we all separated and then would run into each other in the maize!  Chris and Micah went without a map!


Cagan and AJ tried out the corn cannon, AJ won a free candy!

Amelia and Chelsea did the maize without a map, at this point they were 'lost'!

We picked up corn in the maize and then headed over to the animals.  Everyone loves to feed the animals!

The hayride to the pumpkin patch.

Amelia and Chelsea tried out the bungee jump!

Amelia took these 2 photos, on my old 'broken' camera.  They are my favorites!!

This patch looks very sincere!

Have you and your family visited a corn maize or a pumpkin patch? This is a family tradition for us, even though we missed a couple years! We did it straight for 4 years! I love looking at our pumpkin pictures!